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    Alaskalab is offline Senior Member
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    So, how many of you out there actually brush your dog's teeth? I have been using those finger brushes and absolutely hate it! It is a fight everytime. I prefer the finger brushes because I can actually feel what I am doing and that I am not missing any areas. In the good old days we gave our dogs bones and bisquits and never had problems with their teeth. Canine dental health is just a big issue these days I was wondering how many of you endure the battle. If not, what do you do to keep their teeth clean?

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    I do. a few times a week. my vet said I should do it daily ack!
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    we do it with rex because he has the breath from, hell tho we dont think,and neither does the vet, think it's from his mouth. the acidophilus ive been giving , finally, after 2 bottles seems to be helping. he's always had some stomach issues.
    not that it stops him from acting goat-like.

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    Our dogs chew bones. Not one has needed teeth cleaning.

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    Nope, no brushing here.....just give them frozen, raw marrow bones.
    Our vet said my girls had "teeth to die for" at their last visits.

    I don't clean their ears or groom or bathe them either....our vet said their ears, skin and teeth are perfect. I like low maintenance dogs...lol

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    i give marrow bones as well. and even tho rex's breath can kill, both my boys have nice white teeth.

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    Marrow bones here too, and at 3 years old Bauer has beautiful white teeth. I do brush them a few times a week too. The last time I took him to the vet, he asked (jokingly) if I had whitened Bauer's teeth.
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    I brush teeth when I brush her coat so maybe once every week or two. I hate it. But I stopped brushing our last lab's teeth at age three or so (human babies entered our lives and I just let it fall to the waste side) and OMG, her teeth were nasty and her breath was stinky. Would really like to prevent that with our new pup.

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    I've been giving my boys a Dentastix each day. As much for a treat as anything. I googled finger toothbrush for dogs and I must say I feel like a slacker now. That can't be easy.

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    Three times a week, but then HK has dental issues since her permanent teeth came in.
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